• What causes the tongue to change colour?

    What causes the tongue to change colour?

    We use our tongues constantly: to talk, to swallow, and to eat. So it can be frustrating when your tongue doesn’t work as it should. Common tongue problems include soreness, pain and discolouration. There are a number of causes for tongue discolouration, but fortunately, most can be solved fairly easily. Read on to learn more.

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  • Why do we give children so much sugar, and what can we do about it?

    Why do we give children so much sugar, and what can we do about it?

    Why do we give children so much sugar? Biscuits, cake, pocket money spent on sweets, more sweets given by relatives, goody bags and cake at birthday parties, and chocolate at Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. Children should get no more than 11 per cent of their calories from added sugar, yet according to a survey by

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  • Eight uses for an old toothbrush

    Eight uses for an old toothbrush

    How often do you change your toothbrush? For a lot of people, the answer is ‘not often enough’. Toothbrushes have quite a short lifespan of just three to four months, after which they become too worn out and frayed to clean teeth properly. That’s why dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush every three to four months.

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  • Are you hiding a missing tooth?

    Are you hiding a missing tooth?

    Missing teeth can be literally no laughing matter, since the gaps in your smile can make you too self-conscious to smile or laugh. We’ve even known people who have declined social events due to their missing teeth. If a missing tooth has shattered your confidence, then worry no more: it’s relatively easy nowadays to replace

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  • What to Expect During Root Canal Treatment

    What to Expect During Root Canal Treatment

    Of all the dental procedures out there, perhaps the most feared is the root canal. This is because people often imagine it as an extremely painful procedure, even akin to medieval torture! It’s true that root canals were painful in the past, but fortunately today, modern root canal treatment are virtually painless thanks to anaesthesia.

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  • Evening and Weekend Appointments Now Available

    Evening and weekend appointments now available at Willows Dentistry Due to the increased demand for additional appointments we are now offering more evening and weekend appointments for a limited time. These appointments are for both routine and emergency dental treatment. Call us on 01432 274749 for more details or email info@willowsdentistry.co.uk

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  • How to overcome your fear of the dentist

    How to overcome your fear of the dentist

    Many people fear going to the dentist. Some are scared of the drill or needle, whereas others had a traumatic experience during childhood. Whatever the reason, ‘dentophobia’ prevents people from receiving the dental treatment they need. The good news is there are ways to overcome this fear. In this blog post, we’ll provide some practical

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  • All you need to know about Dental Infections

    All you need to know about Dental Infections

    All you need to know about dental infections Dental infections can be a serious problem and therefore shouldn’t be taken lightly. They can even become life-threatening if left untreated. In this post, we provide you the information you need to recognise and respond to a dental infection. What is a dental infection? A dental infection

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  • Fluoride in the Water Supply – Good or Bad?

    Fluoride in the Water Supply – Good or Bad?

    We all drink it every day, probably without even realising it. It helps prevent cavities and it’s also found in toothpaste. Of course, we’re talking about fluoride, a colourless, tasteless and odourless mineral that is artificially added to drinking water. What are the benefits of fluoride? One reason that cavities have declined over the last

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  • Being the right dentist

    Being the right dentist

    Are all dentists created equal? Since every dentist has the same basic qualifications, you might think they all provide the same level of care and professionalism. However, this isn’t the case, since there’s a lot more to dentistry than just knowing about procedures and tools. In fact, a dentist’s provision of care can be affected

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